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  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 1 DBT Institute as COVID-19 Testing Facility for Faridabad Region [ Defense ]

    DBT Institute as COVID-19 Testing Facility for Faridabad Region

    • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) has been approved by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as COVID-19 facility.

    • THSTI is located at Faridabad, Guru Gram and this laboratory comes

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  • 2 Dekho Apna Desh [ Defense ]

    Dekho Apna Desh

    • The Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India has recently launched “Dekho Apna Desh” webinar series.

    • The aim of the webinar is

      • to offer virtual tourism,

      • providing in-depth knowledge on several Indian destinations

      • Providing information about heritage of India.

    • On

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  • 3 CSIR-CFTRI’S Protein Enriched Biscuits for COVID-19 Patients [ Defense ]

    • High protein biscuits are being supplied by CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) institute to the COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science), New Delhi.

    • The institute is supplying the biscuits on the request f

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  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 1 USCIRF Downgrades India in 2020 List [ Defense ]

    USCIRF Downgrades India in 2020 List

    • India has been downgraded to ‘countries of particular concern’ (CPC) in USCIRF’s 2020 report.

    • U. S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) categorized India as ‘Tier 2 country’ in its 2019 report.

    • Since 2004, this is the fir

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  • 2 Relaxation of FDI in Defense Sector [ Defense ]

    Relaxation of FDI in Defense Sector

    • The Defense sector was opened up to 100 percent for participation of Indian private sector in May, 2001.

    • Foreign Direct Investment of up to 26 percent was also allowed.

    • But private sector participation and FDI in defense, both were subject t

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  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 1 Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2020 [ Defense ]

    Defence Procurement Procedure 2020

    • Recently Defence Minister released Defence Procurement Procedure 2020, which will supersede the Defence Procurement procedure 2016.

    • The defence Procurement Procedure, 2020 will come into force from April 01,2020

    • The new DPP will remain in forc

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  • 2 Land Acquired for Defence Corridor [ Defense ]

    Land Acquired for Defence Corridor

    • Recently, the Defence Ministry acquired land from Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu state governments for Defence Corridors.

    • Total land acquired for Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor is 1,182 hectares and for Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor is 1,537 hecta

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  • Jun 11, 2020
  • 1 UPSC Plans to Merge CAPF Recruitment to Civil Services Recruitment [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    The central government is planning to bring major changes in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) recruitment. As per the proposal the CAPF exam will be merged with Civil services examination.


    • The group ‘A’ executive cadre officers were granted the status of Organise

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  • May 13, 2020
  • 1 NAVARMS-19 and Rohne and Rabodih Coal Mines [ Economy, Defense ]

    The fourth edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS-19. Theme “Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives”.

    Key Points

    • Providing opportunity for exchange of ideas.

    • Create awareness and identify emerging prospects for I

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  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 1 India 23rd on Arms Exporters List [ Defense ]

    India 23rd on Arms Exporters List

    • According to latest report by SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) India is the second largest arms importer in the world.

    • SIPRI releases annual “Trends in international arms transfer” report.

    • India accounted for 9.2 % of g

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  • 2 Defence: Empowering DRDO and Defence, Triumf, Tejas [ Defense ]

    Greater financial power to the DRDO. Greater decision making powers with the secretary, defence research and development and its seven directors-general (DGs) by the defence ministry. Projects/procurements up to Rs. 150 core can now be sanctioned by the DRDO. This amount was Rs.

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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 Def Expo 2020 : Ministry of Defence [ Defense ]

    Def Expo 2020

    • DefExpo is a flagship biennial event of Ministry of Defence.

    • It was held for the first time in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 5th to 9th February, 2020.

    • It was the 11th edition of DefExpo.

    • DefExpo is one of the largest events of its kind.


    • The 10th editi

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  • Apr 20, 2020
  • 1 How to Write a Good Research Paper [ Defense ]

    How to Write a Good Research Paper

    Writing a good research paper is not that difficult if one is well read and has done a good amount of research on the topic concerned. Here, the article would list out the point’s one need to take care while preparing a research paper.

    An Effec

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  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 1 Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) [ Defense ]

    Carried out by the Mountain Strike Corps in Arunachal Pradesh, Self-contained, Agile, Brigade-sized fighting units, Will be headed by a major general.

    Overall Transformation of the Force

    • Restructuring of Army Headquarters

    • Force restructuring includes creation of Integrated Batt

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  • 2 Chief of Defense Staff Post [ Defense ]

    Current Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat- India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Kargil Review Committee, Report of Task Force on National Security (Naresh Chandra Committee Report). Committee of Experts on Enhancing Capability and Rebalancing Defence Expenditure (General She

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  • Mar 28, 2020
  • 1 Malware Infection Kundankulam Nuclear Plant [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Nuclear installations and sites have been a prime target of both espionage and sabotage operations. Around 23 cyber incidents at nuclear facilities have been enlisted by NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative) over the last three decades.

    Multitude of Threat Actors and Vectors

    • Software

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 1 Indian Air Force: A Cut Above [ Defense ]

    On the 64th Annual Day function of Air Force organised at Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Road in New Delhi Indian Air force launched its upgraded 3D Air Combat mobile game with a multi-player version on 8th November 2019. Indian Air Force: A cut above is a mobile application game.

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  • Nov 29, 2019
  • 1 Dhanush Artillery Guns [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Dhanush is the first indigenous long range artillery gun introduced in the Indian army on 4th November, 2019. It was manufactured by the Jabalpur based Gun Carriage Factory. Indian Army which began inducting the indigenously upgraded Dhanush artillery guns entire order of 114 gun

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  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1 Samudra Shakti Naval Exercise [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India-Indonesia Naval exercise was started in the Port of Surabaya in Indonesia in the first week of November 2019 with a common objective to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime cooperation and enhance interoperability thereby exchanging the best practices. The joint

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  • Oct 29, 2019
  • 1 Military Veterans Employment Programme Launched by Amazon India [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    In a significant development towards strengthening Military Employment, the Amazon India (E Commerce major) launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in the country on 26th August 2019. The program is expected to create employment opportunities for military veterans inclu

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 Su-30 MKI Successfully Tested Astra’ Air-to-Air Missile [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence and Technology, an indigenous air-to-air missile ‘ASTRA’ has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha on 16th September 2019. As a part of user trial, the beyond-visual-range missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 M

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  • Sep 28, 2019
  • 1 Special Protection Group and Its History [ Defense ]

    The Special Protection Group came into being in the year on 8th April 1985 immediately after the assassination of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In 1988, the SPG Act was passed which specified the role of SPG towards protecting the Prime Minister of India.

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  • 2 206 Officers to Be Sent to Field Units from Army Headquarters [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    In a significant step towards the field of defence and security, 206 officers belonging to the Indian Army will be sent to field units from Headquarters, Vigilance Cell and Human Rights Section formed. The aim is to increase the efficiency and war-waging capabilities under the le

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 Memorandum of Understanding Between Indian Army and Tata Realty [ Defense, Kurukshetra ]

    In a significant progress towards the field of Defence and Security, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Indian Army and Tata Realty & Housing on 22 Aug 2019. The army Personnels are entitled to immediately take over dwelling units in 13 ‘Ready to Move in’ proje

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  • 2 Thailand to Host Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference 2019 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Thailand will be hosting the 2019 Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) in Thailand’s capital city Bangkok. From India’s end, the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff- Air Chief Marshal will be representing the conference.

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  • Sep 15, 2019
  • 1 Defence Procurement Procedure to Be Reviewed by a New Committee [ Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    To strengthen ‘Make in India’ initiative, a new committee has been approved by the Union Minister of Defence. This new committee shall review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 as both the procurements have been withstanding for

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 Setting Up of Chief of Defence Staff Post [ Defense, Appointments ]

    In a significant development in the field of Defence, the Prime Minster of India on 15th Aug 2019 announced the institution of the office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). This Chief of Defense Staff will be above the three service levels Army, Navy and the Airforce. This announce

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 Territorial Army [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Territorial Army is defined as the second line of defence which is not at all a source of profession, occupation or employment. Every year the volunteers belonging to the Indian Army serve in uniform for few days to prepare themselves in times of emergency. Those who are alre

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  • Aug 31, 2019
  • 1 QRSAM Successfully Test Fired from Balasore [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) air defence system. This air defense missile system was tested from Balasore flight test range. The missile being developed for the Indian Army by the DRDO

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Army Training Exercise Kharga Prahar Concluded [ Defense ]

    A major training exercise, ‘Kharga Prahar’ conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 to 4 June 2019. This exercise was undertaken by various and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which are design

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 National Defence Fund and Scholarship [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    The National Defence Fund was set up in 1962 to take charge of voluntary donations in cash and kind received for promotion of the national defence effort, and to decide on their utilisation.

    The Fund is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces (including Para Mili

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 Launch of Defence Industrial Production Corridor [ Defense ]

    The projects for Defence industrial corridor were launched by Union Defence Minister along with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in Aligarh district in August 2018. Later on in January 2019 the Defence Minister inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor.

    The main ide

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  • 2 IAF’S AN-32 Aircraft Formally Certified to Operate on Indigenous Bio-Jet Fuel [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    IAF’s formidable workhorse, the Russian made AN-32 aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10 % of indigenous bio-jet fuel. The approval certificate was received at the aero-engine test facilities at Chandigarh.

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 The Pakistani Fishing Boats with 100 Kilograms of Heroin Apprehended by Indian Coast [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The Indian coast guards gave an Intelligence input about a suspicious vessel likely to be engaged in drug trafficking in area off Indo-Pak International Maritime Border Line (IMBL) off the Gujarat Coast on 19 May 2019.

    Similar inputs were also received from Directorate of Revenu

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 India Conducts Firing Trials of ATAGS Howitzer in Rajasthan [ Defense ]

    In the Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, final firing tests of the indigenously developed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) begun at Pokhran. Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) and senior army officers were present at the trials. Indian Army has begun finalising the

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 A 500 Kg Class Inertial Guided Bomb Was Successfully Flight Tested [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. A 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb was successfully Flight tested

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 VELA-Launched as the Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy. It was launched, on 06 May 2019. This event reaffirms the steps taken by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) in the ongoing ‘Make in India’ programme, which is be

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  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 1 Brief on SIMBEX-19 [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    With the successful completion of naval exercise IMDEX-19, the Kolkata Class Destroyers Indian Naval Ships namely INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in SIMBEX -2019. SIMBEX- 2019: India-singapore bilateral Maritime exercise.

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  • 2 Radio Rib Antenna of RITSAT-2B [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Radial Rib antenna (RRA) is a world class technology demonstrated in-orbit on 22.05. 2019 at 2: 20 pm IST in the RISAT-2B spacecraft. This 3.6 metre antenna was folded & stowed during launch and later successfully unfurled & deployed in-orbit. The deployment was completed in 7 mi

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  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 1 Inauguration of India’S Navy Service Selection Board at Kolkata [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy’s Services Selection Board Inaugurated at Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata. It is Spreaded over an area of 27 acres on the banks of the river Hooghly, SSB (Kolkata) has the capacity to screen approximately 5000 officer-candidates annually.

    • This is the fifth Service Sele

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 DRDO Successfully Conducted the Flight Test of ABHYAS [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Balasore, Chandipur in Odisha.

    Various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems were used to track the flight test.

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  • Jul 23, 2019
  • 1 Bilateral Exercise Between India and France Varun Conducted Off Goa Coast [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    The first part of the joint naval exercise, ‘Varuna’, was conducted from May 1 - 10 off the Goa coast. The first phase of a mega naval exercise off the coast of Goa aimed at developing inter-operability between the two forces in dealing with various security challenges.

    The seco

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  • Jun 21, 2019
  • 1 Indian Govt.’S Vision – SAGAR in 33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Petrol [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    33rd edition of India Indonesia Coordinated Petrol was commenced at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands to be held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019 aiming to underscore India’s peaceful presence and unanimity w/friendly Maritime neighbor countries to ensure good order in the maritime

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  • 2 Exercise SEA Vigil – Coastal Defence Exercise [ Defense ]

    The maiden national level Coastal Defence Exercise conducted from 22 - 23 Jan. 2019 by Indian Navy witnessing simultaneous activation of coastal security apparatus across the country including maritime stakeholders at the Centre & all 13 Coastal States & Union Territories.

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  • 3 IN Ships to Participate in International Fleet Review at Qingdao, China [ Defense ]

    In the International Fleet Review as a part of 70th anniversary celebrations of PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Navy IN ships Kolkata & Shakti are scheduled to arrive Qingdao, China on 21st April 2019. The harbour stay of IN ships will be marked by interaction between personnel of

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  • Jun 19, 2019
  • 1 Indo-Shri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti – VI [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Mitra Shakti Exercise is annually conducted as part of military diplomacy & interaction between armies of India & Shri Lanka aiming to build & promote close relations between armies of both countries & to increase the ability of joint exercise commander to take military groups of

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  • 2 Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM Takes over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command [ Defense ]

    Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam 14 Feb 19. The Flag Officer was commissioned into Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1984. He is graduate of National Defense Academy (NDA), Khandelwal, Pune, United States Naval Staff Co

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  • May 31, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions in Internal Security 2019 – IAS/NET (Set-1) [ Defense ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 28, 2019
  • 1 Foundation Stone of Defense Corridor in Uttar Pradesh Laid [ Defense ]

    The Prime Minister visited Jhansi & laid foundation stone of Defense Corridor in Jhansi & unveiled various development projects. A defence corridor refers to a route or a path along which domestic productions of defence equipment by public sector, private sector and MSMEs are lin

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Defence 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 1) [ Defense ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Defence 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 2) [ Defense ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 21, 2019
  • 1 INS Trikand Participates in Exercise Cutlass Express 2019 [ Defense ]

    INS Trikand, participated in multinational training exercise ‘CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19’ which is front-line warship of Indian Navy, held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19. To improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security & progress inter-operability between armed forces of parti

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  • 2 🌟 Successful Flight Test of SFDR [ Defense ]

    Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested 2nd indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) ’ propulsion-based missile system from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha. Ground booster, separation of ground booster & Nozzle-less-booster performance

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  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 1 INS Kohassa- Indian Naval Air Station Under the Joint-Services Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) [ Defense ]

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Shibpur was commissioned as INS Kohassa by Admiral, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff, on 24 Jan 19. INS Kohassa has been named after a White-Bellied Sea Eagle, which is a large bird of prey, endemic to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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  • Mar 16, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Nuclear Ballistic Missile Agni-IV Successfully Test Fired Off Odisha Coast [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired 23rd Dec, 2018 (Sunday) morning at 8.30 am. The test was conducted from Launchpad number 4 of the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 Defence Projects Under Make in India [ Defense ]

    ‘Make in India’ in defence sector is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy measures taken to promote indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment in the country by harnessing the capabilities of the public and private

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Establishment of Defence Parks [ Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry had received two project proposals to establish Defence Parks under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS).

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  • Feb 26, 2019
  • 1 First of the Kind: “Drone Olympics” Event at Aero India - 2019 [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Raksha Mantri launched a newly designed web page for ‘Drone Olympics’, scheduled to be held at Aero India – 2019 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The web page is open for registration of UAV players interested in taking part in the maiden event of the Aero India. It wi

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